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Jackson airport has copies of latest Sports Illustrated

by Published: October 16,2014

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  Hudson News and Gifts has copies of the latest Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Mississippi State University on the cover available for sale to the public. Copies of this week’s magazine and the issue from last week featuring Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both available in the main Hudson News and Gifts store in […] [...]

MDOT names Kent Hailey of Macon as area an superintendent

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently named Kent Hailey of Macon as area superintendent. In his new role as area superintendent, Kent will provide managerial and supervisory support for all highway maintenance operations within Leake, Noxubee, Neshoba and Kemper counties. Kent graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in general business. […] [...]

Trey Byars named to American Board of Trial Attorneys

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: attorneys, Business, law, Mississippi

Wilton (Trey) V. Byars III of the law firm Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A., has been named a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA). Byars was a recipient of the 2012 Mississippi Business Leadership in Law Award, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Superlawyers.  He is […] [...]

Clay Hudson named new OB/GYN at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle welcomes new OB/GYN Clay Hudson, MD, to its medical staff. Hudson received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Millsaps College. He is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. Hudson completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Mississippi […] [...]

Dr. Karen S. Coats named dean of the Graduate School at USM

by Published: September 8,2014

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Dr. Karen S. Coats, a decorated scholar with nearly 25 years as an educator and administrator, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School at the University of Southern Mississippi. Coats, a native of Springfield, Louisiana, comes to Southern Miss from Mississippi State University in Starkville where she has spent the past three […] [...]

West Point’s Navistar plant gets $38.4M Army contract to upgrade MRAP vehicles

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Mississippi, Navistar, Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navistar Defense plant at West Point will undertake upgrading MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles as part of a $38.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). This phase of the “vehicle reset” contract would entail the replacement of mandatory parts and repairs to […] [...]

Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November

Let there be no doubt, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have every intention of opening the finest, nicest and best restaurant Mississippi has ever seen. The two recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal to discuss their vision for the 10,000-square-foot Seafood R’evolution with seating for 317 which is set to open in […] [...]

Gov. Bryant appoints two members to state board of education

by Published: August 12,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant appointed two members to the State Board of Education Tuesday.  Danny Spreitler and Johnny Franklin will serve unexpired terms of outgoing members. “I am thrilled both Danny and Johnny have accepted these appointments,” Gov. Bryant said. “They are bringing many years of diverse educational experience with them to the board, and […] [...]

THE SPIN CYCLE: How to write headlines that could go viral

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Coke, Deane Smith & Partners, Mississippi, PR

I want to let you in on a secret. The headline of this column alone, with proper placement and social sharing of course, could take this viral. In order to get a well-placed piece in the digital domain, you have to make it SHINE. KISSmetrics, a digital market research firm, analyzed what makes a good […] [...]

Madison’s Christmas on Ice will not take place this year

According to a statement from Baptist Health Systems, Christmas On Ice at Baptist Madison Campus will not take place this year, Baptist Health Systems announced today. “Christmas On Ice provided a wonderful opportunity for Baptist to give back to the families in our community,” said Chris Anderson, President and CEO of Baptist Health Systems. “Having […] [...]

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